Riquewihr, one of the prettiest villages in France

NewswireToday – /newswire/ – London, United Kingdom – Some years ago, the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has picked Alsace in France as one of the hot regions in the world to visit. In 2018 our region of Colmar-Riquewihr, Alsace was voted #3 Best Destination in Europe. Alsace is one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of France and is famous for its wine, gastronomy and wine tourism facilities. 

Riquewihr in Alsace, a romantic medieval city between mountain and vineyards

Alsace is in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. It is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. A very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe. – John Egan

Riquewihr is the jewel in the crown – famous for the Riesling and other great Alsace wines produced here – and looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century. Riquewihr is a wonderful and romantic little medieval city hidden between the Vosges mountains and some of the most famous vineyards in Alsace. Although in a very preserved area, Riquewihr is only 7 miles from Colmar and minutes from other famous alsatian villages like Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, Eguisheim or Kaysersberg. 

Simply walk out of your holiday apartment and go for beautiful walks in the forest and mountain or through some of the most famous vineyards in Alsace, the choice is yours! 

Riquewihr in France, a romantic medieval city on the Alsace wine route, still protected by its impressive city walls.

“If there’s a more delightful prospect anywhere in Europe than the Alsace wine route, I’d like to hear about it. I mean, consider: we have, first, the Vosges mountains — rounded, forested and with just enough drama to give matters an edge. Up top, castles look out from craggy summits, their sting now drawn. Down below, vineyards unfurl right to the gates of villages whose half-timbered streets tell tales stretching back to the middle ages. ” –  

James Preston, Sunday Times, JAN 7, 2007.